main_icn_My_Vodafone main_icn_Search main_icn_Chevron_right main_icn_Chevron_down main_icn_Close main_icn_Menu social-facebook social-google-plus social-linkedin social-twitter social-youtube main_icn_Community_or_Foundation main_icn_Location main_icn_Network_signal
Menu Toggle

Welcome to Vodafone Community

Off topic

4G Speed Boost??

SOLVED
View solved solution
Highlighted
4: Newbie

Something VERY weird happend on the way home this evening. On the train betwen Radyr and Llandaf (south Wales) and downloaded an app over 4G (162MB). The app downloaded in about 1 second. Amazed at the speed, I did a speed test (openspeedtest, which is always reliable) and it read as 95MB!! I ran the speed test again and it peaked at 125MB.

 

Whilst this may sound impossible, can anyone explain how this happened? I was not connected to Wi-Fi - this was purely 4G...

View more options
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
17: Community Champion

Hi @flashforward

 

Can you upload a screenshot of your speed test. 

 

Where i am in a main city in West Yorkshire I get quite good speeds too. 

 

Just a wild guess but it may have been an engineer conducting tests on the masts you passed or it was just a fluke. 

IMG_1084.JPG

View more options
6 REPLIES
17: Community Champion

Hi @flashforward

 

Can you upload a screenshot of your speed test. 

 

Where i am in a main city in West Yorkshire I get quite good speeds too. 

 

Just a wild guess but it may have been an engineer conducting tests on the masts you passed or it was just a fluke. 

IMG_1084.JPG

View more options
4: Newbie

I didn't think to take a screen shot at the time. I'll try again tomorrow 😆

View more options
17: Community Champion

I use the Ookla Speedtest App to check on download , upload and ping stats. 

This app keeps a record of my speedtest stats within it. 

IMG_1084.JPG

View more options
4: Newbie

IMG_0017.PNG

 

 

View more options
4: Newbie

Same thing this morning. Incredible speeds!

View more options
4: Newbie

flashforward wrote:

Same thing this morning. Incredible speeds!


 

School holidays, fewer work users travelling, less bandwidth contention perhaps?  I can get a parking space anytime at my local station in August, no chance after 8.30 normally.

 

Try again mid September and see if its still magic.

View more options